Meet the Brains Behind YMA!
Find out what makes them the perfect duo!
Shatavia (Amey) Elder
Get a glimpse of this educator's impressive background...
Shatavia is an educator by trade and heart. She has a B.S. in Political Science and a M.Ed. in Curriculum Instruction. For the past 7 years, she has worked as an educator & a change agent to improve the overall goal & mission within DeKalb County School System. Also, Mrs. Elder currently serves as a mentor, sponsor, model teacher, and an advisor for several youth organizations within her community.
Shatavia's love for the youth and her creative approach to learning has awarded her many accolades throughout her career. In 2009, she was titled Teacher of the Year and later went on to receive the prestigious educational honor of Overall DeKalb County Middle School Teacher of the Year. As a result of her honors, Shatavia was chosen as the co-chair of the Teacher Advisory Steering Committee and was also recognized by the Secretary of the State as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen.
On top of being an exceptional educator, Shatavia also manages a tutoring service she founded in 2009. Logical Learners provides affordable tutoring service for grades K-8 in all subjects as well as CRCT preparation. After three successful years, her services have helped a great deal of students improve their grades, boost test scores, and learn effective study habits.
She has over a decade of experience and training working with the at-risk youth of Atlanta and her message to the youth is simple; "You will become what you believe you are!" Shatavia's belief in this powerful principle encourages her daily to give her students a clear sense of hope and purpose.
Achie (Hare) McEachern
Learn more about this savvy, non-traditional businesswoman...
Achie is a young entrepreneur with a proven track record of success. At the young age of 21, after receiving a B.A. in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Business, she served as chief operating officer to a small logistics solutions firm. After only 2 years as COO, her immense attention to detail and innovative business practices helped to increased margin and productivity by 30%.
Her tenacious drive and extreme professionalism have served as a catalyst for the launching of several business endeavors of her own. Exact Professionals, founded by Achie in 2006, is an administrative consulting firm that specializes in examining the small, intricate details of business logistics that make a huge difference.
Alongside her husband, she also operates a number of successful companies; in varying industries. Her business portfolio ranges from human resources and property management to real estate and small business investing. She also serves as a Copy Editor and Proofreader for an international publication that spans over 27 nations worldwide.
After experiencing success with her entrepreneurial interests, she decided to pursue another passion of hers – today’s youth. Her personal devotion to the youth encouraged her to partner with several community organizations, wearing many different hats; some of which include tutor, mentor, and curriculum advisor. Her tutoring and mentoring background helped her to realize this strong desire to empower the youth of today to achieve greatness in their lives and make a difference for subsequent generations.
Achie truly has a passion for assisting young people in discovering their purpose and fulfilling their destiny through personal development and entrepreneurial training. Her newest venture, "I Still Have Purpose", prepares young ladies to successfully navigate through life and overcome the unique challenges that are faced when one experiences the loss of a mother. Regardless of the pursuit, Achie truly takes excellence and enthusiasm wherever she goes!